Special Issue "New Advances in Green Extraction Technology for Natural Products"

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Separation Processes".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 July 2024 | Viewed by 149

Special Issue Editors

Department of Applied Science, Institute for Adriatic Crops and Karst Reclamation, Split, 21000, Croatia
Interests: plant secondary metabolites; bioactive compounds; medicinal and aromatic plants; essential oils; green extraction; chromatography; mass spectrometry; biological activities
Department of Applied Science, Institute for Adriatic Crops and Karst Reclamation, 21000 Split, Croatia
Interests: bioactive compounds; plant metabolites; extraction optimization; phenolics; antioxidation; chromatography; mass spectrometry
Department of Food Technology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Chemistry and Technology, University of Split, 21000 Split, Croatia
Interests: food chemistry; herbs; natural extracts; antioxidants; antimicrobials; phytochemicals; phenolic compounds
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Department of Food Technology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Chemistry and Technology, University of Split, 21000 Split, Croatia
Interests: food microbiology; green extraction technologies; chemical characterisation; in vitro antioxidant; antimicrobial activity; application of bioactive compunds in foods
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Green and sustainable extraction techniques are being intensively developed nowadays to replace or reduce the conventional, environmentally unfriendly, solvent-based techniques. The development of these novel techniques, such as microwave-assisted extraction, ultrasound-assisted extraction, pressure-assisted liquid extraction, supercritical CO2 extraction, pulsed electric field assisted extraction, and enzyme-assisted extraction, etc., helps to minimise the negative impact on the environment and human health by reducing or eliminating the use of extraction solvent, as well as by reducing extraction time and energy consumption. Some of the major industries, such as the food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and agricultural industries, are increasingly using extracts from natural products and/or their specific metabolites. At least 50% of the energy consumption in industrial processes is related to the extraction cycle, meaning that the implementation of new and optimization of existing extraction methods are important economic and environmental factors.

In most cases, the application of green extraction techniques leads to an increase in the extraction yield of the target metabolites, as well as differences in the chemical composition of the isolated natural products.

This Special Issue on “New Advances in Green Extraction Technology of Natural Products” will present new research advances in green extraction technologies that lead to improved extraction reproducibility, higher extraction yields, reduced energy, and solvent consumption.

We hope you will consider participating in this Special Issue.


Dr. Marijana Popović
Dr. Maja Veršić Bratinčević
Prof. Dr. Ivana Generalić Mekinić
Dr. Danijela Skroza
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Processes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • natural products
  • secondary metabolites
  • phytochemicals
  • isolation
  • green extraction
  • ultrasound-assisted extraction
  • microwave-assisted extraction
  • supercritical fluid extraction
  • identification and quantification of secondary metabolites

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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